Job Details

University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Position Number: 3559339
  • Location: Anchorage, AK
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Term Assistant Professor of Chemistry

  • Job No: 521672
  • Classification:Term Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Matanuska Susitna College
  • Location:Palmer
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

  • Position Summary:
    Matanuska-Susitna College invites applications for a full-time, bipartite Term Assistant Professor of Chemistry, under the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Arts & Sciences. Matanuska-Susitna College of UAA is committed to faculty diversity as a way to strengthen pedagogy in an increasingly diverse society. The successful candidate will need to be available to start teaching introductory Chemistry courses by August 2023.

    20SERVICE WORKLOAD: This position is required to provide service to the Department, the Public, the Profession, &/or the University. This service may include curriculum development and service on various university committees. This position is expected to provide department coordinator duties on an academic year rotation with other department faculty.Essential 80INSTRUCTIONAL WORKLOAD: Teach a full-time bipartite instructional workload (typically 24 credits per academic year) of lower division (100 and 200 level) chemistry courses and labs to undergraduate college students in a manner consistent with the specific course content guide description. Prepare syllabus consistent with the specific course content guide description. Prepare instruction appropriate to student learning outcomes and class delivery mode. Face-to-face delivery is required; blended and online delivery as needed. Maintain office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Provide timely feedback to students on their learning in order to maximize student success. Submit final grades by established deadline. Participate in university-wide program assessment activities as needed.Essential
    "Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Mat-Su College--it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals.

    Mat-Su College is a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The campus is located on 951 acres in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the fastest growing region of Alaska. We serve as a major higher education hub for the communities of Wasilla and Palmer. Our student-friendly campus offers small class sizes and state-of-the-art facilities, including paramedic classrooms with a fully equipped ambulance bay, updated science labs, and a 520-seat performing arts theater. The campus has an annual operating budget of over $10,000,000 and serves approximately 1,300 students each semester.

    Join us and help turn student aspirations into reality!

    Mat-Su College of UAA recognizes and values the diversity of our unique location in Southcentral Alaska, the ancestral homelands of the Dena'ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiak and Eyak peoples.

    We honor diverse experiences and perspectives-including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status-and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect [1].

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
    • Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts and theories to a diverse student population.
    • Ability to prepare students to progress to advanced levels of science education.
    • Ability to encourage students to be active partners in in the teaching/learning processes.
    • Ability to incorporate technology in a classroom setting to support student learning.
    • Ability to provide a safe learning environment in the classroom and in the laboratory.
    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Commitment to student success.
    • Ability to construct effective learning activities for students.
    • Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively within a diverse environment.
    • Candidates will be evaluated on suitability of their graduate-level academic coursework and preparation, past teaching experiences, expertise and experience relevant to the effective teaching of their specific field, and potential for providing high-quality instruction to undergraduate students in assigned courses at Mat-Su College.

    Typical Experience:
    Evidence of potential for successful college teaching and service. College-level teaching experience preferred.

    Required Education or Training:
    Minimum Master's degree in chemistry or closely related field required, Ph.D. preferred. ABD's (all but defense) will be considered.

    Salary Information:

    This is a bipartite, full-time, 9-month, term-funded, represented faculty position complete with both a competitive salary and full employee benefits package.

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Please attach a resume/CV, cover letter, the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references, and teaching philosophy statement with your application.

    The review process for applications will be begin on November 14, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by November 13, 2022 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time.

    Special Conditions of Employment:

    Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

    To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

    A successful candidate should be prepared to present a teaching demonstration in front of a mixed audience of faculty, staff and students.

    This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

    This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

    The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

    UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

    The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

    Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

    [1] Modified from 2021-2022 UAA Academic Catalog, Diversity Statement

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